Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Hersonissos
(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Discover the wild side of Crete at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, which displays both local sea life and exotic reptiles. Founded in 1995, this natural history museum provides a safe home for animals injured in the wild, as well as unwanted pets. The aquarium features 15 tanks, two pools, and several terrariums which serve as recreated natural habitats for various species of snakes, sea turtles, frogs, lizards, and fish. You can have your picture taken with most of these wild animals, or learn about their feeding and breeding habits from the staff. Join a daily guided tour to gain insight into the local efforts to protect and care for Crete's native wildlife. See Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre and all Hersonissos has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hersonissos trip itinerary maker.
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  • Aquarium amazed children and adults alike! In addition to different marine reptiles and many fish, even sharks in the panoramic swimming pool! We were ecstatic! We recommend all who visit Hersonissos, to go to the Aquarium!
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  • The owner is so friendly and have so much love for the animals. I have respect for the work he does. It's small but it's really a must to visit this place when yiu are in Cherso. 
  • Truly recommended, in addition to seeing various species of animals (reptiles and fish) you also have the option of staying in close contact with them, holding snakes in your hands and fondling turtles, iguanas and chameleons!
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  • Great place, with a great variety of land and sea animals. You can spend hours observing the different species and pet all kinds of snakes, lizards, iguanas and chameleons. The staff is very very caring and a source of a great wealth of information. They have dedicated their lives into the well being of the rescued animals that come from all over the world. I would recommend everyone to visit, it is time well spent.
  • Brilliant nice little visit. The owner and his wife point things out for you, and give you all the information you need. A ticket gives you 2 weeks entry. They tell you not just facts, but how the animals ended up there... And the owner has almost all the information in his head. He takes the reptiles out for you, and shows you them up close, and even lets some be held. It's a very 'interactive' place. If you show up in the morning (1030 local time) you can also see the animals being fed (and remember, the ticket is good for 2 weeks). The place isn't huge- but don't be put off. There's a lot there, and its well worth a visit.
  • This rescue center seems very well organized! The people working there were very nice and the animals were even more nice! If you arrive at the right time, you get the opportunity to hold a lot of the reptiles, which makes it a great experience for everybody!
  • Very intersting place, you can pet the animals, so the kind owners will tell you each of the animal's interesting stories, if you like animals and you want to spend time with them.You won't regret your decision.
  • Zoo with family flair and for people with hands-on mentality. Really enjoyed it. The Team is doing a great job. Thanx.